Michaela Boldy

58 Michaela Boldy: Essential Oils for Childbirth

Conversation with Michaela Boldy




Topics covered in this episode

  • Overview of “Essential Oils for Childbirth Book”

  • Michaela’s personal birthing stories and how essential oils were used

  • Advice and precautions for using essential oils around infants and young children

  • Should essential oils be used during pregnancy?

  • Ways that essential oils can support and improve the birthing process

  • 10 essential oils that are safe to use during childbirth

  • How to choose the right essential oils for your personal use in childbirth

About Michaela Boldy

Michaela Boldy is a registered nurse, certified aromatherapy practitioner, certified infant massage instructor, and the mother of four children. She is a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy and has taught aromatherapy, anatomy, and physiology in the San Francisco Bay Area. After successfully incorporating aromatherapy into her own childbirth, she founded Michaela Boldy Aromatherapy to sell the two essential oil blends she had created for herself, which were sold in hospital stores in Northern California. With the support of midwives, she introduced aromatherapy to the work of doulas and midwives affiliated with hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a result, a small trial was initiated to demonstrate aromatherapy as being highly effective for promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety during birth. Boldy now lives in the United Kingdom.

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You’ve listened to our suggested oils for natural childbirth, based on the input of several nurses and doulas. We’ve had several requests to put the suggested oils together in kits, so we have 2 kits available here: https://www.naturesgift.com/product/aromatic-birth-kit-a/

Aromatic Birthing Kit

Kit A contains 2 mls each of undiluted:

  • Lavender

  • Red Mandarine

  • Clary Sage

  • Geranium

  • Myrrh

Also included is one fluid ounce of Fractionated Coconut Oil for blending, and an empty one ounce PET bottle with atomizer for creating your own aromatic spritzer.

Kit B contains 2 mls each in dilutions for ease of use of:

  • Rose Otto 5% dilution

  • Jasmine Grandiflora 10% dilution

  • Neroli 10% dilution

Nature’s Gift is your source for the best in pure essential oils and aromatherapy accessories. Hand-selected essential oils, sourced internationally from single source crops and distillers who take pride in their craft. Our essential oil selection ranges from Ammi visnaga to Zdravetz and includes over 170 different oils and absolutes. Organically cultivated or ethically wild-crafted plants, artfully distilled to bring across the fullest range of aromatic molecules, never bulked, rectified or adulterated. Packaged in a range of sizes to fit your needs and your pocketbook. Whether you need exotic hydrosols, exquisite aromatics for perfumery or skincare, therapeutic oils for healthcare and physical or emotional balance, or just basic bottles and carrier oils for blending, you will find them all at Nature’s Gift.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.